Ocean lives

The best way to understand the impact of the MSC program is through those involved.


Meet the people behind sustainable seafood

The MSC program is a collective effort that could not exist without the many fishers around the world who work to safeguard stocks, ecosystems and their own livelihoods. 

Fishing is more than just a job, it forms the backbone of many communities. When you buy seafood with the blue MSC label you’re not only helping preserve fish stocks, but also a way of life.    

Read about the passionate people bringing sustainable seafood to your plate.




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More about these and other fisheries in our report

Our Making Waves report provides the first ever review of the collective impact of small-scale fisheries in the MSC program. It shows that not only are real ecological improvements being achieved on the water, but they are often complemented by social and economic benefits on land.

Read the report



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More about fishing communities and impacts

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The impact on communities

Fish is an important source of food and income for communities around the world. For many people, sustainable fishing is a necessity, not a luxury.

Find out more
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Pathway to sustainability

The MSC is working with NGOs, governments, retailers and funders around the world to create a pathway to sustainability for small-scale fisheries and fisheries in developing countries.

Learn about Pathway projects
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Our collective impact

For 20 over years fisheries, scientists, consumers and industry have been part of a collective effort to make sure our oceans are fished sustainably.

Read about impacts
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